Under and over construction


My ideal workshop

Welcome to my 1/144-scale ‘Workshop in Stages’. What in real life would span 12′ x 24′ (3.6 x 7.2 m), framed at 16″ intervals and built of 2″x4″x8′ lumber, scales right down to fit onto the back of a matchbox.

This 1″ x 2″ (2.5 x 5.0 cm) workshop shed has one complete wall with shiplap siding and one bare frame wall to show the various stages of construction. Similarly the partial roof has shingled trusses on one side of the otherwise open-air workshop…all the better to see what’s going on inside those walls.

There’s a Oneway 2436 lathe, a workbench from Lee Valley, with a General 14″ drill press and a Laguna 14″ bandsaw. In the corner a General dust collector keeps away those pesky woodchips, which at this scale might be negligible, but hey!

What’s the purpose of such a workshop, you may be wondering? Well, the wood-turner has just completed an exact replica of a dining-room chair from Stornoway House in Ottawa.

If you have a favourite chair that you would like to have crafted in miniature, contact the wood-turner for a quote.

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